When visiting Denmark, foodies will be quick to tell you to try the local cuisine of meaty smorrebrod and pickled herrings, but what about the vegans and vegetarians amongst us? Fear not, there’s a raw food movement rising in Copenhagen with plenty of veggie and vegan options for every taste bud.
We’ve taken a look at the local eateries offering up organic, green options and picked our favourites for you to try. Read our guide of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Copenhagen to make sure you don’t miss the best on offer when you visit.
Welcome to the raw food revolution
Raw food restaurants, cafés and eateries are popping up all over the contemporary city of Copenhagen, delighting both resident and visiting veggies and vegans. Free from meat and other animal products, raw food is the use of nature’s raw materials of vegetables, fruit, grain, seeds and nuts in meal preparation.
The first raw food restaurant to open in Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen was 42° Raw. The upbeat restaurant offers a unique dining experience to visitors by preparing dishes to 42 degrees via a process known as vacuum dehydrating. This ensures as many enzymes and vitamins as possible are retained to make the food as healthy as possible.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, the quirky raw food bistro. also has a London branch.
Offering something for everyone
Another of our favourite vegetarian restaurants in Copenhagen has to be Raw Sum in Østerbro. Drawing inspiration from exotic flavours around the world, Raw Sum serves up an extensive selection of organic, raw dishes for vegans and vegetarians.
If you’re looking for a restaurant offering something for all the family, you won’t be disappointed with Raw Sum – they also offer raw fish, seafood and meat options. From pizza to noodles, smoothies to desserts, there’s something here for you no matter what your preference.
An additional feature making the increasingly restaurant popular with locals is their ethical takeaway options. All packaging and bags are made from recycled paper and the knives, forks and spoons are made from wood.
The Meatpacking District
Until recently the Vesterbro district was traditionally home to a variety of businesses involved in the meat industry. Now, The Meatpacking District is an upbeat, stylish and contemporary hot spot for trendy residents and visitors.
Bio Mio is in the heart of Vesterbro and is a hip organic café offering delicious vegetarian and vegan food in Copenhagen. Enjoy the personal touch when you eat in Bio Mio – diners order their dishes direct from the chef and special orders are always welcome.
Botanic cocktails and organic wine
Looking for a vegan bar in Copenhagen to unwind in with a range of organic cocktails and beverages to sample? Visit vegan restaurant and bar, Firefly Garden, for a truly first class experience. You’ll find no paper waste in Firefly Garden, instead you can order ethically from an electronic menu.
Everything on the menu is vegan and raw food options are available. Enjoy a vegan drink alongside your meal with fresh smoothies and juices available from the juice bar or indulge with a glass of organic wine or cocktail in the stunning bar area.
A taste of Thailand
Experience traditional Thai food freshly prepared by world-renowned star chef Khun Noroor Somany Steppe at Blue Elephant. Located in the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Blue Elephant offers a sophisticated selection of options for vegetarians on a separate menu.
Set in a traditional Thai village surrounded by jungle scenery and a beautiful waterfall, Blue Elephant offers a dining experience with the wow factor.
More than 20 years of culinary genius
Our final vegetarian place to eat in Copenhagen promises to provide a memorable experience for all diners. Morgenstedet is a vegetarian restaurant in Christiania offering homemade vegetarian dishes for more than two decades. Based on a voluntary workforce philosophy, diners collect their own cutlery and clear their own table in this quirky eatery.
With volunteer chefs and helpers from all over the world, the extensive selection of dishes ranges from exotic Far Eastern delights to Mediterranean cuisine depending on which chef is working when you visit.
Something for everyone
As you can see, there are a number of Copenhagen vegetarian restaurants for you to choose from when you visit the stunning capital of Denmark. Plan your trip to Copenhagen today and use our guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the stylish veggie and vegan restaurants on offer.